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Offline expatbrit

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Re: So... uh....
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2017, 02:58:08 PM »
$17k for the new 1000RR base model. O_o


That's what Yamaha is asking for the 17 R1.  Suzuki hasn't listed the price of its new GSXR1000.

What's driving the price?  Are the Japanese starting to use higher quality brakes, suspension bits, hydraulic assisted clutches, etc...?  Or, is this the direction of things?

Actually, I think Zook said 15k for the new 'base' GSX-R1000
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Re: So... uh....
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2017, 03:01:58 PM »
A tax of 100% tax of the sale price certainly sounds like double to me. 

Never fear though... They only want to make it retroactive back to 1999.

It's pressure to "encourage" other countries from discontinuing what they have been doing to US imports for years. When I was in Korea, ANY import car faced an import tariff of 100% of the cost of the vehicle (not a doubling of an existing tax). It was meant to encourage the local market.

No... this one is not. It's because the EU has refused for 30 years to import US beef, since it doesn't meet EU standards in terms of the use of artificial growth hormones. The US claims they are safe, the EU says no. Boom.

It's nothing about tariffs, nor about motorcycles, or anything.
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Re: So... uh....
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2017, 10:21:57 PM »
I saw an AMA email in my mailbox today. It looks to be addressing this tariff issue:

http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Home/News-Story/american-motorcyclist-association-objects-as-us-seeks-100-percent-tariff-on-some-european-bikes

from the email
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Tell President Trump you oppose the Beef for Bikes tax
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Urge President Donald Trump to oppose the Office of United States Trade Representative's proposal to place 100 percent tariffs on motorcycles imported from the European Union in the E.U. - U.S. beef hormone trade dispute. The tariff would affect motorcycles with an engine size between 51cc and 500cc, which includes a vast range of off-road machines and many entry level street bikes and scooters.

Use the American Motorcyclist Association's convenient tools to urge President Trump to oppose the USTR's ill-conceived proposal before the Jan. 30 deadline to submit comments. Motorcyclists should not be penalized with exorbitant tariffs because of a beef trade dispute.

The AMA opposes the proposed tariff, because trade disputes residing within the boundaries of the agricultural industry should not be solved with trade sanctions levied against non-agricultural products.

A 100 percent, or higher, tariff on these motorcycles would cause serious and potentially irreversible harm to American small- and medium-sized businesses selling the vehicles. Additionally, consumers will be denied access to certain models of competition and recreational motorcycles that contribute to the lifestyle and wellbeing of millions of American families.

Affected manufacturers include: 1) Aprilla; 2) Beta; 3) BMW; 4) Ducati; 5) Fantic; 6) Gas Gas; 7) Husqvarna; 9) KTM; 10) Montesa; 11) Piaggio; 12) Scorpa; 13) Sherco; 14) TM; and 15) Vespa.

Should product availability be hindered through unjustified trade sanctions on European-produced motorcycles, dealerships may close, leaving countless Americans without jobs. The negative effects of the proposed trade sanctions will not only harm the motorcycle sales industry, but will spread through the aftermarket equipment sector, recreation equipment sales, the sports entertainment industry and further down the line.

Make our voice stronger by sharing the AMA alert. Share with your friends on Facebook.

Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling. That support will help fight for your rights - on the road, trail and racetrack and in the halls of government. If you are a motorcycle rider, join the AMA at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.

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